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SOS Rhino Review
February 2005

Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a newsletter about rhinos from SOS Rhino. You'll find links to interesting articles here as well as a few surprises! We have provided some updates on our efforts to save rhinos all over the world. Let us know if you'd rather not receive this newsletter.

And now, let's go to the rhino news.

1. Feature Stories
2. World Rhino News
3. Donor Appreciation
4. Find It On Our Web Site
5. Trivia Questions
6. How You Can Help
7. Trivia Answers
8. About Us


Full Stories Are Available Via Web Links

 

1. Feature Stories

RHINO BREEDING CENTER AT SEPILOK
Breeding Sumatran rhinos in captivity is a very challenging task. In the past 100 years, a total of 40 Sumatran rhinos were kept in captivity. In these 100 years, only two calves were bred and born in captivity, and only six of the original 40 animals are still alive. The Sumatran rhino is one of the least studied and least known mammals, because of its elusive character, its rarity and the inhospitable nature of its habitat.

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ANNELISA MEMORIAL FUND UPDATE
The first recipient of the Annelisa Memorial Fund is Taranjeet Kaur Awtar Singh, DVM. Dr. Tara is working to determine the presence, distribution and population density of crocodiles along the Lower Segama River and its tributaries in Sabah, Malaysia.

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2. World Rhino News

Kenya boosts wildlife surveillance amid apparent surge in poaching
Kenyan authorities said Wednesday they were boosting anti-poaching patrols in the country's main wildlife areas amid an apparent surge in the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade.

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Wildlife conservation facts to chew on

A total 15,589 species _ from sharks to frogs to fir trees _ are facing extinction and the figure is rising fast, revealed the IUCN World Conservation Union's 2004 Red List of Threatened Species.

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3. Donor Appreciation

SOS RHINO wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, organizations, and foundations for their generous support of our programs. Their support comes in many forms: donation of their expertise and time, funds for specific programs and equipment, and donation of products. THANK YOU!

Click HERE to view the list of our donors!

4. Find It On Our Web Site

BORNEO RHINO CHALLENGE 2005
Trek, Cycle, and Quest for the Sumatran Rhino of Borneo

SOS RHINO invites you to climb to the summit of Mt. Kinabalu, cycle the Northern tip of Borneo, and help us search for the elusive Sumatran rhinoceros of Borneo. You’ll see an astonishing variety of rare and endemic plants, primates, and birds during your trek and cycle in some of the most beautiful areas of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. As part of the challenge you will join SOS Rhino’s field staff deep in the jungles of Tabin Wildlife Reserve, in search of the last remaining small, shy forest rhinos of Malaysian Borneo.

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5. Trivia Questions


1. TRUE OR FALSE: All five rhino species have two horns.

2. Name the three rhino species living in Asia.

3. Of the five rhino species living today, which is the largest?


6 . How You Can Help

Participate in SOS Rhino’s Annual Borneo Rhino Challenge Fundraiser
As part of the challenge you will join SOS Rhino’s field staff deep in the jungles of Tabin Wildlife Reserve, in search of the last remaining small, shy forest rhinos of Malaysian Borneo.

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Adopt a rhino, doc or keeper. Buy a t-shirt, hat, or video
There are only 300 Sumatran rhinos left on Earth. Without direct help from generous humans, they may never be seen again. We urge you to give what you can in the form of a donation – protect a rhino or adopt a rhino, doc, researcher, keeper, or purchase one of SOS Rhino’s products: a T-shirt, hat, or video. Visit today, and give from your heart.

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Contribute to the “SOS Rhino Annelisa Memorial Fund”
SOS Rhino has established memorial fund in Dr. Annelisa Kilbourn’s name to help continue her work dedicated to the survival of the Sumatran rhino in Malaysia. Contributions can be made by clicking the button below or mailed directly to SOS Rhino (checks should be made out to “SOS RHINO”)680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611. attn: Annelisa Fund. 312.335.0868, fax 312.335.0076. Inquires emailed to info@sosrhino.org.

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Volunteer
SOS RHINO is looking for volunteers interested in helping us in our efforts to save the Sumatran rhinoceros. Our Borneo Team is studying the demographics of the remaining animals in Tabin Wildlife Reserve to determine when patrol units, habitat protection, or translocation may play a role in the rhinos' survival. Read more:

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7. Trivia Answers


1. FALSE. The Indian and Javan rhinos have one horn.

2. Indian, Javan, Sumatran

3. The white rhino is the largest at 5-6 feet tall and weighing between 5,000 and 8,000 pounds!

8. About Us

SOS Rhino is a non-profit, international foundation dedicated to preserving the five rhinoceros species in their natural habitats. Our conservation programs combine research, education, marketing and advocacy, all working collectively to achieve sustainable results.

Through diverse stakeholder support, SOS Rhino develops and funds rhino conservation and awareness programs appropriate to individual countries, providing these countries with the information and tools to build lasting rhino conservation.

It is our goal to secure a place for this ancient animal in tomorrow’s world.

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